Deadly Michigan Home Explosion
January 19th, 2024
In late December, a house explosion in Northfield Township, Michigan, left four people dead and sent two others to the hospital. According to AP reports, the explosion could be heard nine miles away. The fire destroyed the building, leaving only the basement. Neighbors reported seeing falling debris in the air afterward, with some strewn along both sides of the nearby US-23 highway.
The cause of the explosion remains under investigation, but officials speculate it could have been a leak from the propane gas that served the house.
Muth Law, P.C. would like to express our condolences to the family and loved ones of those who lost their lives in this tragic event. When tragedy strikes, time is of the essence, and it is crucial that you consult with an experienced lawyer to ensure evidence is preserved and your rights are protected.
Representing Gas Explosion Victims
Unfortunately, gas explosions are not uncommon and often result in serious injuries and death. Gasoline, propane, and other flammable materials are essential to modern life, and nearly everyone in Michigan uses some form of gas to drive a vehicle, provide heat, or cook. As a result, injuries from gas explosions are a constant threat.
If you were injured or someone you love was killed in a gas explosion and you believe it was due to someone else’s negligence, we encourage you to consult with an experienced gas explosion lawyer as quickly as possible. The gas explosion lawyers at Muth Law represent victims of these tragic events. We have a proven track record of handling challenging gas explosion cases and understand the complexities involved in providing effective legal representation in these complicated claims.
Causes of Gas Explosions
Gasoline, propane, and other flammable materials are facts of modern life. We use these substances every day, often without a second thought. But a single mistake can have catastrophic consequences. The companies that regulate the use and distribution of explosive gases have a legal duty to protect consumers from injuries that can result from their mistakes.
Gas explosions can be caused by faulty appliance hookups, pressure changes within a gas line, or merely having gas present in the environment. For example, when service stations do not properly clean up after a gasoline spill, an unsuspecting customer can be seriously injured. Companies that fail to ensure the structural integrity of storage tanks can be liable if an errant spark causes an explosion. Utility and service companies can be liable when they fail to follow industry standards and safety protocols.
When working with gasoline, propane, and other flammable materials, the potential for injury, loss of life, and property damage is immense. Service companies must prioritize the rigorous inspection, maintenance, and proper installation of gas lines and ensure employees are adequately trained to minimize the likelihood of accidents.
Common Gas Explosion Injuries
Gas explosions are often catastrophic events that have dramatic effects on the lives of the victims. The gas explosion itself can cause serious injuries, including burns, scarring, disfigurement, and lung damage. Victims can be hurt by flying debris, suffer traumatic brain injuries, and even be killed.
In addition to physical injuries, gas explosion victims often suffer psychological trauma that can require years of therapy and counseling.
A gas explosion or house explosion can also cause significant damage to surrounding properties, including homes, businesses, and vehicles. In some cases, the explosion can completely destroy the structure and its contents.
Seeking Compensation Through a Gas Leak Home Explosion Lawsuit
As the recent house explosion in Michigan demonstrates, a gas explosion can have a devastating effect, not just on the exploding home, but on neighboring properties, as well. Our Michigan gas explosion lawyers can investigate the cause of the explosion and hold the responsible parties accountable for the harm they caused.
Victims of a gas explosion can file a claim seeking compensation for personal injuries as well as property damage. We commonly file gas explosion lawsuits against utility companies, gas stations, landlords, negligent service companies, contractors and subcontractors, and manufacturers who make explosive products.
If you were injured in a gas explosion, you have the right to seek compensation. Gas explosion cases can be incredibly complicated, and proving liability can be challenging. Our gas explosion lawyers will thoroughly examine the circumstances of your case, identify the responsible parties, and fight to hold them accountable for the harm they caused.
Contact the Michigan Gas Explosion Lawyers at Muth Law Today
To put our experience to work for you, contact the gas explosion lawyers at Muth Law today. We understand the devastating effect a gas explosion can have, and we know how to guide you through the process of seeking compensation for your losses. We are committed to your well-being and will work to obtain the compensation you and your family deserve.